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  • Day55

    LUMA Arles - Führung im neuen Turm

    November 4, 2021 in France ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Eine tolle Einführung bei dem extra offiziell gebuchten Rundgang im heuer neu eröffneten Gebäude in die Gedankenwelten des Stararchitekten Frank Gehry und der, den Hauptteil finanzierenden Mäzenin, Maja Hoffmann - stammt ursprünglich aus dieser Gegend…

    Meine edle „Reisebegleitung“, die R5 von Canon hatte hier im Zentrum der Kunst & jährlichen Festival der Fotografie ihren ersten, sehr erfolgreichen Einsatz! Nach 957 Seiten Gebrauchsanweisung war es langsam an der Zeit! Und ich kann nur das Beste berichten. Das Handling und Auslösegeräusch ist einfach g… oder besser formuliert: „grenzgenial“ 🔝
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    Britta Noibinger

    Cool!! 👍

  • Day55

    LUMA Arles - Kunstseitenblicke

    November 4, 2021 in France ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Im Turm sind einige laufende Kunstprojekte und dauernd wechselnde Ausstellungen Video, Fotografie, Malerei, Installationen & Actionkunst vieler Arten & Weisen!!!

    Im Juli - September kann ich nur, die seit vielen Jahrzehnten in der ganzen Stadt (Zentrum rund um den Turm & im umgebenden, neu angelegten Park) stattfindenden Rencontre de Photographie d‘Arles wärmstens empfehlen!!! Es ist im diese Zeit empfehlenswert ein Hotelzimmer MIT KLIMA zu buchen… 2-4 Tage Zeit nehmen und 1/2 Tag Ausstellungen - PAUSE - Ausflüge in die tolle, umgebende Landschaft - verdient gut ESSEN & TRINKEN am Abend… 😇😇😇Read more

  • Day4

    Abbey Montmajour & Fotoausstellung

    September 14, 2021 in France ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Ehemalige Benediktiner Abtei aus dem 10. Jahrhundert mit 2 Fotoausstellungen zur Rencontre d‘Arles 2021 - es kommen Citroen 2CV wegen ihrer ganz eigenen Federung (Kutschenprinzip) als Film-Wagen zum Einsatz… hab selbst jedes Jahr dem Filmteam der Adlershow Landskron meine Ente für erschütterungsfreie Aufnahmen zur Verfügung gestellt!!!Read more


  • Day12

    10. Etappe

    July 26, 2021 in France ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    In unserem schönen B&B liessen wir den Tag gemütlich starten: Nach dem leckeren Frühstück und einem Sprung in den Pool fuhren wir gegen Mittag los. Nur 21 km standen auf dem Programm und schon bald erreichten wir Arles. Dieses Städtchen gefällt uns sehr!
    21,6 km ↔️
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  • Day15

    Les Carrieres de Lumieres

    September 4, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We always expected that today was going to be a hard day at the office, and that is exactly how it turned out to be. Ever since we arrived in Provence about 12 days ago, we have been subjected to an unbroken run of hot weather. Considering we had arrived directly from the middle of a cold Melbourne winter, the weather has certainly been our biggest challenge.

    To make matters even worse, the forecast keeps changing every day. After our hot stay in Caumont Sur Durance, we were led to believe that the hot weather would cease as soon as we begun the bike and boat section. It didn't. In fact the sequence keeps being extended every time we read a new forecast. It is now appearing that we will not get any real relief until we travel up to Nevers next Monday.

    Today's ride was not only going to be the longest day so far, but it also had the toughest climb of the entire week. Our cycling guide had tried to encourage us by telling us that he once had a 92 year old complete the climb, however he failed to mention what sort of weather conditions the cycling Methuselah had completed his epic ride in. He also did not say exactly how long it took them,

    Of course, before we reached the climb we stopped at the town of St Remy de Provence. To our delight, we arrived right in the middle of an enormous market. The women in particular squealed with delight at the prospect of being able to buy even more stuff that they didn't need. I bought a leather belt for 5 Euro. The vendor truthfully told me that it "was not made in France". "Ce n'est pas possible" he explained.

    The market spread out over a huge area, and we never did manage to fully explore it. I managed to lose Maggie in the first 3 minutes, but I was happy to find an ice cream seller and a fruit vendor selling punnets of wonderful raspberries and blackberries. That meant that lunch was taken care of.

    Although it was only shortly after noon, the sun was already beating down relentlessly and the temperature was soaring back into the 30s. I should also be honest in pointing out that I am not a climber. In fact I am not precisely sure of exactly what I am, but climbing does not come naturally for me. It may be due to the fact that I am a rolly polly sort of guy who has to work about 60% harder that the tiny fly weight riders like Russell, Vicki and Kay.

    As we began the much anticipated climb I could feel the sun beating on my face. I slid the gear selector down to the lowest ratio and hoped I could find some lower ones. The sweat started flowing and my breath started huffing. I tried not to look at the road ahead and to just keep the pedals turning.

    I thought I was doing all right until a tiny shadow flew past on my left. At first I thought that it might have been just a speck on my glasses or a little dragonfly, but that would not have explained where the singing was coming from. It turned out to be Russell - apparently a tiny puff of wind had collected him and blown him straight to the top of the mountain,

    At the half way point the group assembled to decide whether or not to take the option of a lift to the summit. I am sure that several were sorely tempted, but the Ghostriders are built of exceptional stuff and the entire group decided to keep pedalling. The expectant van driver had to leave without a single fare. We later were told by the guide that this was the first time that had happened.

    About a kilometre further on I became aware that my nose had started bleeding. This is something that I have suffered intermittently from for over 40 years, but the timing could not have been worse. I had no choice but to pull over and wait for the bleeding to stop. The rest of the group left me haemorrhaging and continued their slow grind to the top.

    I won't labour over the rest of the details of the climb, suffice to say that I did finally make the top. The crest of the mountain is marked by the medieval village of Les Beaux de Provence. This has now become a huge tourist mecca, complete with a succession of tour buses and thousands of tourists. Not exactly my type of place.

    The main reason we had chosen to ride to this spot was not to see the thousands of tourists cramming in the village, but to experience Les Carrieres de Lumieres. This is an amazing sound and light display that has been set up in an unused Bauxite mine. I was just glad that it was cool inside. I took a seat and pressed my back against the cold rock. It turned out to be a bad idea. The sudden change of temperature caused my back to spasm and left me in agony. It took all my resolve to hobble to the cafetaria to get a coffee (actually two). The young assistant took pity on me and filled my drink bottle with ice and water. There are some advantages to looking about 92 years of age after all.

    We still had a long and hot ride of around 30 km to get to our boat at Arles. The final few km through the busy centre of the city were particularly stressful. By the time we arrived, we were all exhausted and spent the first twenty minutes rehydrating and trying to recover from the heat. Fortunately the evening meal was easily the best of the cruise so far. That was a popular end to a very tiring day.
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    Mary Kinch

    Hello from Italy Dennis et al!! I have done that same climb to le Baux 2 yrs ago...... good on all of you!! I feel like maybe I have died and gone to heaven in the Italian alps... it is so beautiful and spectacular here in the Dolomites. great bikes... yes some climbs( modest not toooooo hard( we . Today we did a sensational20 k descent ...) .. jaw dropping scenery abounds.... temps about 25 max- starts at 15 earlier in the day ... coffee and food is sensational! . take care all.. Mary KinchXX

    Dennis Dawson

    Hi Mary, it is wonderful that you are having a ball in Italy. You will have to tell me all about it.

    Kay Everson

    Fabulous experience 👌

  • Day106


    December 23, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Die letzten beiden Tage verbrachten wir auf einem, direkt am Ufer der Rhone gelegenen, Stellplatz in der Stadt Arles. Bei ausgedehnten Spaziergängen erkundeten wir die Stadt und unsere Umgebung. Besonders schön fanden wir die Altstadt, die mit ihren unzähligen verwinkelten Gassen und kleinen Geschäften eine wunderbar angenehme Atmosphäre ausstrahlt und zum verweilen einlädt.

    Nach unserem "Weihnachtseinkauf" ging es heute morgen weiter in die Camargue.
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    Sylvia Schuster

    Ich vermisse euch❤💝

    Sylvia Schuster

    Weihnachten das Fest der Liebe , Freude,Familie🌲🌲und ihr seid nicht da😥

  • Day21

    Arles - Eine Reise in die Vergangenheit

    September 23, 2019 in France ⋅ ☁️ 25 °C

    Wer dachte Avignon wäre schön, hat Arles noch nicht gesehen❤️! Untergekommen sind wir in einem historischen Wohnviertel bei Zoe, die wie sie uns eben beim Abendessen erzählt hat, selbst mit 22 Jahren für drei Jahre und acht Monate, um die Welt gereist ist und das ohne Internet und Kreditkarte - wirklich beeindruckend!!! Ihr Haus ist aus dem 17. Jahrhundert, super klein, verwinkelt und einfach zum Wohlfühlen... Hier wären wir wirklich gerne länger geblieben, aber morgen geht es weiter nach Nimes :)Read more

    Wilfred Lampe

    Das freut uns

    Michèlle Schnitker

    Das sieht man. 😍

    Mira Schneider

    Grandioses Licht zu dieser Jahreszeit auf diesen schönen Bauwerken 🥰

    Janina Lampe

    Ja das Wetter ist einfach top! Strahlend blauer Himmel und Sonnenschein ☀️

  • Day14

    Heanig an

    September 30, 2021 in France ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

    Vandaag "Heanig an" Vanmorgen alles ingepakt dwz. Anja heeft alles ingepakt en ik heb de boel afgebroken. Bleek een goede combinatie. Rond half een vertrokken we van de camping. Ik heb een route langs de kust naar Arles uitgezet. Nix autobaan (snelweg voor niet Tukkers) . Prachtige kronkel weg omhoog door de bergen en zowaar een nog mooiere kronkel weg omlaag naar de kust.
    Omdat we om 17:00 nog maar net in Frankrijk waren aangekomen en Arles nog 6 uur rijden was langs de kust hebben we moeten besluiten om bij Perpignan toch maar de autobaan te nemen naar Arles. De Ibis budget hotels gaan om 21:00 dicht.
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  • Day7

    Monday trip to Arles

    August 30, 2021 in France ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We were up early for breakfast as the bus to Arles left at 8am. About half hour away, Arles is a charming French town dating back to Roman times. An amphitheater dating back to 90 ad which is still used today for bull fighting. We did a walking tour of the old Town. Our guide Anne lives there and was were knowledgeable on both the art and history. Vincent van gogh spent many years there and some of his famous paintings were done there. It is also where he cut off his ear! A little time to wander and shop and then we went to our boat for lunch which had now moved up river to Tarascon. Arrived a little late so we only had an hour for lunch. Our 2pm tour left for an olive mill. Some olive trees 500 years old and we learned how they make olive oil. It is a family business run by 2 sisters and it has been in the family 10 generations or about 300 years. We had some samples of oil and olives and tape are. Also some local rose wine. Next stop was Saint Remy. A village of about 2000 and very high end! No shopping for me. So far I have been very good. Perhaps I need to get some lavender. We are back to the boat around 6pm to freshen up for dinner. The boat will head back south as we eat as we spend the day tomorrow again in Avignon. So far the weather has been perfect. About 28c and clear blue skies.Read more

    Lovely photos. How are you feeling? [Janet]

  • Day18

    Hotel du Musee, Arles

    September 29, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    First day in Arles and things are looking good. We may be back in a hotel room, but it is a very nice one in a very promising hotel. The building is old but they have done an excellent job of creating spacious, airy rooms in it without destroying its character. And what bliss, a shower with enough space that I can wash below my knees! We checked in and had a little ramble around town and a quick stop at the information centre.
    Many of the restaurants were closed on Sunday so we just set off to see what we could find and ended up stopping at a place with an actual live piano player. Now truth be told my meal wasn't that good, but the music was. The pianist was pretty good and he could sing - kind of a Tom Waits/Nick Cave growl style that I liked. And to top it off some a very passable jazz songstress happened to be passing by and joined in for some old standards. A table outside in a courtyard - I was in heaven.
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    You certainly have done your research and advance Planning to be spending such pleasurable moments in beautiful places my friends--Totally enjoy a wonderful holiday--Beau


    We will hold down the fort at Elvin's beautiful Cafe--Beau


    I have been keeping all informed of your Holiday events--Beau


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